6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Wednesday, March 20

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, March 20th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, March 20th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, showers linger for the morning hours with rain chances becoming slimmer as the day goes on ahead of morning temperatures in the high 50s by Friday and Saturday.

No. 1 - Police are hoping to find the killer of a 23-year-old man who was shot early Tuesday at his Pembroke Pines apartment.

The shooting happened before 1 a.m. at the Bella Grande community in the 10300 block of NW 8th Street, police said. Family members identified the victim as Kadeem Smith.

No. 2 - A South Florida woman is seeking justice against a Miami-Dade police officer, saying he went too far and abused his power during an aggressive arrest caught on camera.

Dyma Loving recalled the March 5 takedown from Officer Alejandro Giraldo in an exclusive interview with NBC 6.

Officers responded to SW 201st Street after 26-year-old Loving and her friend, Adrianna Green, called police about a neighbor who allegedly pointed a gun at them. Police allege the situation escalated when Loving became irate and uncooperative with officers.

No. 3 – A Florida man is suing Royal Caribbean after he was injured earlier this year after falling from one of the Mariner of the Seas’ attractions.

Casey Holladay said he was enjoying himself on the Skypad attraction until something happened that caused him to crash and drop an estimated 20 feet to the ground.

No. 4 - Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is expected to make a major announcement today at Florida Memorial University. Some are speculating that it could be a presidential announcement from the man who narrowly lost the race for Governor last year.

No. 5 - A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police have now formally identified and released the remains of 21 of those killed. Islamic tradition calls for bodies to be cleansed and buried as soon as possible.

No. 6 - Get your lucky numbers in order as the Powerball jackpot drawing will take place tonight. You could walk away with $550 million as no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

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